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Treasured Festival: Historic Singleton Event Guide and Best Decklists

This guide will contain everything you need to know about the Treasured Festival: Historic Singleton event, including the details, banned card list, rewards, and our exclusive sample decklists.

Hey everyone! We’re back for another Festival event and this is one that you will treasure forever (or for the few days it’s up, whichever comes first). It is Historic Singleton with the catch that you get a Treasure token at the beginning of every upkeep.

What are you going to do with that treasure? Most decks are going to be aggressive decks that are coming out harder than normal. On the other hand, it does let you play sweepers quicker so control decks do have a place here as well.

One of the great things about this format is that it is really hard to get color screwed when you know you’re getting a treasure every turn. That does open up the possibility of splashing without adding any land of that color.

Land counts are another big thing here. You know you’ll always have mana, but they are one shot deals so if you miss land drops you’re still going to have a bad time. You also don’t want to be drawing lands when you are quickly running out of gas. I landed on cutting two to three land from the normal counts for the decks.

There is a fairly extensive ban list as you will see down below. This includes all of the usual suspects from historic because we’re not ever allowed to play Oko, Thief of Crowns on Arena and somehow Lightning Bolt is too powerful in a format with turn two kills. It also bans some cards that would abuse the treasure mechanic such as Mayhem Devil and Korvold, Fae-Cursed King.

They did leave in cards like Woodland Champion that take advantage of the treasures coming into play every turn, just none of the really broken stuff. Not that there are a lot of them, but Revolt is really easy to trigger here as well. Goblin Blast-Runner is another one that plays well with having a free sacrifice every turn.

As always, our event guide features background info and rewards, alongside a whole bunch of decklists, to give you all the tools you need to conquer your foes! MTG Arena Zone does decks for every single event, so check the event schedule for the next one.

Yeah, yeah, I’m almost to the deck lists… just some event info and then you can click your buttons.

Event Details

  • Duration: June 2, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – June 5, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Treasure Historic Singleton
  • Entry Fee: 2500 Gold or 500 Gems
  • Ends After: When event ends
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Event Rewards

WinsReward
1 WinHarnessed Snubhorn Card Style
2 WinsFilter Out Card Style
3 WinsTranquil Frillback Card Style
4 WinsGold-Forged Thopteryx Crad Style

Banned Card List

The following cards are banned in Treasure Historic Singleton:


Best Treasured Festival Historic Singleton Decklists

Elves

There are enough viable elves running around to build a good singleton version. While not as consistent as the normal historic deck, it is still plenty powerful by flooding the board with many versions of lord effects to pump up the team.

This plays more like a combo deck with a backup beatdown plan. You are weak to sweepers, but aggressive decks have a difficult time getting through your monstrous size creatures. Nothing goes over the top of opposing creature decks quite like Craterhoof Behemoth which you can fetch up with Fierce Empath.

Treasure Festival Historic Singleton Elves
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $159
Historic
best of 1
7 mythic
24 rare
8 uncommon
21 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$222.13

Mono Red

Guess what time it is! That’s right, it’s time to light your opponents face up with burn spells while rampaging across the battlefields with hordes of cheap creatures.

Not much else to see here. Just point spells at them and gleefully laugh as they burn to cinders.

Treasure Festival Historic Singleton Mono Red
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $58.26
Historic
best of 1
7 mythic
23 rare
8 uncommon
22 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

Mono White

Sometimes I feel like I am repeating myself with these festival and MWM decks, but almost any form of singleton leads to the same game plans. In this case, play a bunch of a bunch of great rate creatures with some Glorious Anthem effects while attacking for the win.

If you want to get spicy with this, you could cut one of the non-creatures for Collected Company.

Treasure Festival Historic Singleton Mono White
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $35.95
Historic
best of 1
4 mythic
22 rare
17 uncommon
17 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$98.21
7 Cards
$3.23

Mono Black

We get to have a great time with some Lurrus of the Dream-Den companion action here while playing a ton of cheap removal, sacrifice effects, and other ways to make your opponent’s life miserable.

Valki, God of Lies fits in nicely as something that works with Lurrus and the treasure means that you can still play the backside without paying any kind of cost to your mana base. Deadly Dispute and Costly Plunder are another way to take advantage of the free treasures by turning them into new cards.

Treasure Festival Historic Singleton Mono Black Sacrifice
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $97.35
Historic
best of 1
3 mythic
18 rare
15 uncommon
24 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Companion
60 Cards
$110.11
7 Cards
$4.53

Jeskai Control

This is similar to your typical Azorius control deck that can take advantage of the treasures to play some game changing spells like Lightning Helix, Magma Opus, and Deafening Clarion.

This format leads to people dumping their hands quickly so this is chock full of sweepers to take advantage of some poor overextended opponent. You’ll be chilling with Teferi tribal while they have no hope of having anything stick to the board.  

Treasure Festival Historic Singleton Jeskai Control
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $708.66
Historic
best of 1
9 mythic
44 rare
2 uncommon
5 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (4)
1
Snapcaster Mage
$17.99
1
Geistchanneler
$0.00
1
Dream Trawler
$0.49
Sorceries (11)
1
Divine Purge
$0.00
1
Wrath of God
$1.99
1
Day of Judgment
$1.49
1
Supreme Verdict
$2.99
1
Fumigate
$0.79
1
Cleansing Nova
$0.49
1
Sunfall
$2.99
1
Farewell
$12.99
Artifacts (1)
60 Cards
$309.44

Budget Burn

Here’s your budget deck for the week. It’s far less likely that your opponent stumbles because of the free treasures, but burning the face is a tried-and-true strategy that can get there. It has some of the cheap cards that take advantage of those treasures like Gleeful Demolition, Goblin Blast-Runner, and Inventor's Apprentice.

Treasure Festival Historic Singleton Budget Burn
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $6.8
Historic
best of 1
0 mythic
1 rare
29 uncommon
30 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

Wrap Up

Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to keep checking back on the website as I’ll have an update for Crimson Vow premier drafts and a new Midweek Magic article up soon. Until then, stay classy people!

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j2sjosh

Josh is a member of the elite limited team The Draft Lab as well as the host of The Draft Lab Podcast. He was qualifying for Pro Tours, Nationals, and Worlds literally before some of you were born. After a Magic hiatus to play poker and go to medical school, he has been dominating Arena with over an 80% win percentage in Bo3 as well as making #1 rank in Mythic.

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